Week of November 7th – 13th

We welcomed Kasson-Mantorville Middle School, Zumbrota-Mazeppa High School, Alice Smith Elementary, St. Odilia School, Belwin Outdoor Science, Bethlehem Lutheran Church, and SE Regional 4-H Group.

The 6th graders from Kasson-Mantorville Middle School on Monday. They participated in Group Challenges, Oneota, Pioneer Life, Animal Signs, Wildlife Ecology, GPS Pathfinders, and Treetops before leaving Wednesday.

Zumbrota-Mazeppa High School came on Tuesday to shoot at our .22 Rifle Range and at our Shotgun Range.

Alice Smith Elementary brought their 6th graders for a Wednesday through Friday visit. While they were here, they were able to experience Pioneer Life, Group Challenges, GPS Pathfinders, and East Treetops.

St. Odilia School also came to Eagle Bluff for a Wednesday through Friday visit. While they were here, the 8th graders were able to take Archery, Group Challenges, Rock Climbing, and South Treetops.

Employees of Belwin Outdoor Science came on Friday for and afternoon on East Treetops.

Bethlehem Lutheran Church stayed at Eagle Bluff over the weekend and took Rock Climbing, Group Challenges, and East Treetops.

The SE Regional 4-H Group brought their 7th – 12th graders for the weekend and went up on Treetops and had group time.

 

Phenology

  • Purple Finchescan be seen at bird feeders.

    White-crowned Sparrow by Jim Williams

  • A Saw-whet Owl was seen at Interstate State park.
  • A Brown Creeper was seen by East Treetops.
  • A Northern Harrier was seen.
  • Eastern Bluebirds are still in the area.
  • White-crowned Sparrows are moving through.
  • It has been Unseasonable Warm by 6 degrees.

 

Thought for the Week

“Nature always wear the colors of the spirit.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Nature Trivia Question

Answer to Last Week’s Question:
Northern Shrikes (and shrikes in general) are known for impaling excess food on thorns or barbed wire to eat later. It also aids in marking territory and attracts mates.

This Week’s Question:
What other bird will the White-crowned Sparrow share its territory with?

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